Doctor Who News Could DJ Chris Moyles be set for a Doctor Who role?

Published on July 15th, 2012 | by Philip Bates

Chris Moyles in Doctor Who?!

The Daily Star is reporting that radio DJ and well-known loudmouth, Chris Moyles, is hunting down a role in the BBC’s flagship show. A ‘source’ has, apparently, stated:

“Chris sees this as an opportunity to be taken seriously as an actor.”

Despite this dreary explanation, Doctor Who is, according to the ‘trustworthy’ newspaper, Moyles’ dream job, and listeners of his Radio 1 show should know that he does, in fact, enjoy the programme and even hosted a Doctor Who Special in 2008. So maybe it is partly based on truth! Oh, and he’s even flown the TARDIS… Sort of…

Moyles has been all over the news this week as it was announced he’s retiring from his 15-year stint on Radio 1, to be replaced by “Nick Grimshaw Off That Awful T4.” Moyles’ first acting role will be as Herod in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. Lloyd-Webber said:

“He has the twinkle in his eye. He doesn’t want to play Herod in the way it’s been played before – he doesn’t want to play it camp. I think he might be quite frightening actually.”

Well, if that doesn’t do it, this rumour will certainly terrify a few!


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When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.

4 Responses to Chris Moyles in Doctor Who?!

  1. avatar Mugen Pharoah says:

    Oh God NO. That’s all I have to say on the matter.

  2. avatar Jordan says:

    omggg yess my two best things ever put together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. avatar James Guthrie says:

    I would hate this, but he wouldn’t be the worst person who’s ever appeared in Doctor Who (lurch forward, Ann Widdecombe …)

  4. avatar coppermop says:

    Well, I suppose it would save the BBC a few quid on prosthetics. Though it could be a bit too scary for small children.

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